Castle On The Cove:  CT State Prison and Wethersfield Exhibit Opening Sept 17!

The newest exhibition at the Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center is all about the Connecticut State Prison while in Wethersfield. Come to the opening on Wednesday, September 17th 7-8:30pm or view the exhibition our during our regular schedule starting September 18th. View a reconstructed prison cell and explore the history of this state institution.  Check out more information here!

This is still time for you to help reach our funding goal for the exhibit by donating today online or sending a check made out to WHS to 150 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 clearly marked in the memo “Donate to Prison Exhibit.”  We would like to thank the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Farmington Bank Community Foundation for their generous funding.

Lantern Light Tours Return with a Prison Theme – October 17 & 18
Lantern Light Tours will return this year all about the Connecticut State Prison to coordinate with our newest exhibition in the Wethersfield Museum. Hurry and purchase your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out on a historical walk by lantern light down Main Street in the Burying Ground encountering figures from the past! For more information check out the event page!

Historical Society Happy Hour on September 30th

Come join us for the Historical Society Happy Hour with special guest Karin Peterson, Museum Director for the State Historic Preservation Office, on September 30th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Lucky Lou’s Bar & Grill! Historical Society Happy Hour is a new informal gathering of young professionals who enjoy history and the Wethersfield community to converse with an interesting guest. All bar tabs and bills will be provided separately. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Join Us for the 33rd Annual Wethersfield Craft Fair on October 4th!n119649941385491_5032
The 33rd Annual Fall Craft Fair will be here before we know it. You’re all invited to come to this outstanding show at Cove Park on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your friends and relatives and get those shopping lists ready. For more information please visit the events page!